The mission of the Medallion Foundation is to reduce aviation accidents in
Alaska by fostering a new safety culture and by promoting higher safety standards through research, education, auditing
About the Medallion Foundation
The Medallion Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting aviation safety through systems enhancements by providing management resources, training, and support to the aviation community. Our mission of reducing aviation accidents is fostered by research, analysis, education, auditing, and advocacy of Safety Management Systems and higher flight-training standards.
Embracing all aspects of aviation from student pilots to airline management, the Medallion Foundation has programs designed to enhance aviation safety through multiple channels: The Shield Program, 5-Star Program, Single-Pilot Operator Program, Education and Advocacy Programs, General Aviation Programs, and the CFI/DPE (Certified Flight Instructor / Designated Pilot Examiner) Initiative Program.
The Medallion Foundation is focused on changing the culture and attitude of operators and pilots flying in Alaska. The Foundation provides training on system safety and human behavior in an effort to reduced aviation accidents. These concepts are taken from a mixture of research, accident and trend analysis, and industry best practices and presented for the edification of our clients. In short, we are trying to see what people are doing right and pass it along through the process of continual improvement and elevating aviation safety through conscious endeavor, not maintaining the status quo.
Education and Advocacy Program
The Medallion Foundation provides specific training classes, one-on-one company mentoring, and auditing in conjunction with and supplemental to the Five-Star / Shield programs. Courses such as System Safety, Safety Officer, Flight Risk Management, and TapRoot ® Root Cause Analysis are offered as prerequisites for the Star Programs.
Medallion program managers are available for one-on-one consultations regarding Medallion programs, System Safety or Safety Management System concepts and for assistance in obtaining and maintaining currency in Medallion programs.
The Medallion Foundation recognizes the complexities involved with implementing concepts of Safety Management Systems and System Safety principles into organizational operational practices and that funds and resources to allocate towards safety programs are scarce. With this understanding, we are committed to making the necessary resources available at little or no cost. What we require in return, is a commitment to the program which includes time and resources required for personnel training and program implementation.
Medallion Foundation Five Star Shield Program Requirements and Agreement [PDF Format]
Annual Dues Form for Applicants and Star/Shield Members [PDF Format]